Ask the Therapist About Schizophrenia

My Daughter Blames Me for Her Suicide in Her Farewell Letter. How Can I Survive?

From Netherlands: Our beloved daughter committed suicide at age 20 on 9 September 2014. She was a brilliant student but had difficulties with her studies and holding friends. She was depressed and liked to be home with us her parents and sister. She was diagnosed with autism or schizoid. She decided not to be treated. She could never express her feelings, she said she could not feel. She took pills and left us on...
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Paranoid Schizophrenia with Intolerance to Anti-Psychotics

I had my first psychotic episode about 3 years ago after long periods of stress and some sleepless nights, which lasted about 3 months. I was a PhD student at the time and I was living alone. First month, I was completely detached from reality with delusions but without any hallucinations. I also had severe anxiety with panic attacks later. My friend brought me to the psychiatrist and after lots of tests, he diagnosed...
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Schizophrenia Issues

Hello, First and foremost I am currently starting psychiatric care again after 7 years with a view to changing/increasing my medication. I am currently taking rispirodone 3mg once a day and I have been for 7 years. My condition makes me feel like everybody whether they are real people in my life or characters on a tv show or unknown voices in my head, they are all trying to navigate me through my life....
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Fear of Going Insane

I have a terrible fear of going insane. I feel as though im slipping into madness everyday. My worst fear is to become schizo. I started having anxiety when my girlfriend (soon to be wife) got pregnant while we were in high school. I finally broke down and asked my mom for help and we went and seen a psychologist. He told me all i had was anxiety and no disorder. I have noticed...
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I’m Hearing Voices

From the Netherlands: I am a healthy 38 year old male. I pray, meditate and concentrate a lot. I do all kinds of nice and interesting things, so live my life reasonably mentally comfortable. Yet, it seems like I’m hearing these voices in my head from royals and other politicians. It’s really annoying to have people constantly telling me what to do like if I would be living with my mother again. The way...
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Afraid I Might Have Non-Verbal Learning Disability or High Functioning Asperger’s

I never developed social skills growing up. I cannot and have never been able to maintain eye contact. I’ve never been able to understand the unwritten ‘social rules’ that other people just seem to know. I had never once that about body language or how to tell if someone liked me or didn’t like me at all and was just being nice. I’m always unsure how to behave in different social situations, and worry...
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I’m Very Nervous I Have Schizophrenia

Hi, I’m a freshman in high school and for a while — at around 6 or 7 years old I’ve been seeing and hearing strange things, such as gory things in my closet or hearing whispers. I think I might have schizophrenia and I haven’t told anyone, I don’t know if I should or if I can. But I guess I wanted someone who doesn’t know me ‘s advice on this one — Should...
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Is this Schizophrenia?

I know you get questions about Schizophrenia a lot, and I apologize for taking your time, but I couldn’t find any answered questions similar to my situation. I believe I may be suffering from Schizophrenia, but I’m not sure. I was wondering if you could tell me if my situations sounds like Schizophrenia at all. I’m seeing a therapist soon because my mother thinks I have anxiety and depression (and I agree) but I...
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Does My Mother Have a Mental Illness Problem?

From Australia: I am losing hope and no one I contacted can give me help because no one knows what I’m going through which brings me here. I have no idea if my mother is ill or not, I feel very sorry for her because of this. She is a single and very lonely 55 year old. I still live with her, but planning to move out as soon as possible because of her...
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Inappropriate Emotional Responses to Stimuli

First of all, I’d like to apologize in advance if this isn’t as coherent as you’d like; my thoughts have the tendency to be a bit disorganized. Please don’t hate me. I just turned 20 and I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Major Depression when I was 17. I was later diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Mania. I’m really sad all the time. I’ve taken lots of different kinds of medication but they...
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Is This Psychosis?

Teenager here. I keep thinking people with glasses can feel my presence coming, even if I am walking behind them. I keep thinking they can feel my thoughts (especially when it is silent, and when they are staring)and I held on to this belief for many years, making me very uncomfortable. I have seen a psychologist, but she said I am might not have it? What should I do? A. What you may be...
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